Posted February 11th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy.
My name is Alyssa Ellegaard and I am a first-year student at Southwestern College. My journey at SWC began before classes started during this past fall’s Wilderness Fast in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. I had just moved from Northwestern Minnesota a week before I was to embark on the Wilderness Fast. I knew very little…
Posted November 19th, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Reflections from the President, Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy, Consciousness & Mindfulness, Reflections from the President, Mindfulness.
Council of All Beings
The Ecotherapy Certificate Program under the leadership of Dr. Ann Filemyr, Director of the Ecotherapy certificate program and President of Southwestern College, hosted a ceremonial weekend, October 28-30, 2016 to honor and celebrate our kinship with all beings. We became the Council of All Beings. Below are a few of…
Posted October 24th, 2015 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Graduate student and Student Board Member of Southwestern College reflects deeply on what it means to be a man in this age, at Southwestern College/New Earth.......…
Posted October 14th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Mindfulness.
I have had the honor of watching the power of art therapy first hand, in my personal life recently. I asked my husband if he would mind if I shared this story, and he told me to go ahead, so I would like to share it with you. It is a true testament of how…
Posted October 12th, 2015 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
It was during my second week at Southwestern College, the second meeting of Tuesday’s Psychology of Altruism class, that Ann Filemyr presented us with this lesson: “reduce shame, enhance love.” We talked about feelings of shame and the aching, overwhelming presence it can have in our daily lives. Shame that can continually haunt us whether…
Posted September 30th, 2015 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
Student Amy Gordon's reflections on the beginning of graduate school at Southwestern College...…
Posted September 26th, 2015 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Graduate Assistant Amy Gordon experiences transformation on the first day of class...…
Posted December 1st, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog, Reflections from the President, Mindfulness.
Dr. Ann Filemyr tells the story of Psyche in her graduation speech, November, 2014.…
Posted October 30th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
The Mirror and Portal of Art
by Allegra E. Borghese
I have been studying art therapy formally for a little over a year. Really though, it has been much longer. While my initial creative interest was fashion design, it lost its luster when a series of events cast me into a dark…